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Sony Warehouse Burned Down In London Riots

Felix Kemp
London Riots, Sony

Sony Warehouse Burned Down In London Riots

UPDATE! Sony has confirmed to Eurogamer that their production warehouse burned down in the London riots was no longer used by the company, so the shortages many feared are not expected to happen.

For the past three days, riots pertaining to a man shot dead by police have spread across London, with shop-fronts destroyed and buildings set ablaze. Sony have a production warehouse located in Enfield - where the rioting began - which was lit on fire and has been burning since late last night. It's their sole production house for compact discs and DVDs, and Sony has admitted it will have an "impact on deliveries".

"There will likely be some impact on deliveries," reveals spokesman Yoko Yasukochi. "We cannot determine the cause of the fire or the extent of the damage yet because it's not possible to enter the building." Thankfully, no-one has been hurt in the fire, which is still being tended to by firefighters, who have had their numbers spread thin across London due to the riots.

But what does this mean for us? Well, with the warehouse being Sony's sole source of compact disc and DVD production, you can expect upcoming shortages in their music and film departments. However, it's not clear if this warehouse produces blu-ray discs, the format Sony's videogames use, so it remains to be seen if their game supply will be affected. [Reuters]

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